What is Fosrenol
is a naturally occurring element that binds to phosphate allowing
for the removal of phosphate from the body.
is used for reducing serum phosphate in patients with end
stage renal disease.
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Fosrenol
Fosrenol tablets should completely chewed before
swallowing. Do not swallow whole tablets.
with meals or immediately after eating.
What you should find out before taking
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if
- have an ulcer;
- have ulcerative colitis;
- have Crohn's disease; or
- have a bowel
You may not be able to take Fosrenol,
or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring
during treatment if you have any of the conditions, or take
any of the medications, listed above.
in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not
known whether Fosrenol will be harmful to an unborn baby.
Do not take this medication without first talking to your
doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during
Do not take Fosrenol without first talking
to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should take Fosrenol Take Fosrenol exactly as directed by your doctor
or follow the directions on the package. If you do not understand
these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor
to explain them to you.
Fosrenol tablets should be
completely chewed before swallowing. Do not swallow whole
Take Fosrenol with meals or immediately
Store Fosrenol at room temperature
away from moisture and heat.
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed
dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do
not take a double dose of this medicine unless your doctor
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is
Avoid while taking Fosrenol Fosrenol may interact with other medications. Do
not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines
including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products without
first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects of Fosrenol Stop taking Fosrenol and seek emergency medical attention
if you experience a rare allergic reaction (difficulty breathing;
closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or
face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects
may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Fosrenol and
notify your doctor if you experience
- nausea or
- dialysis graft blockage;
Side effects other than
those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about
any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect Fosrenol Medications that are known to interact with antacids
should not be taken within 2 hours of taking Fosrenol.
may interact with other medications. Do not take any other
prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins,
minerals, and herbal products without first talking to your
doctor or pharmacist.